Lessons Learned From Hurricane Harvey

How Natural Disasters Can Strengthen Our Faith by Pastor Paul J. Bern To view this in your browser, click here! 🙂 By now everyone knows about the disastrous mega-storm named Harvey and its aftermath. This has been without a doubt the worst natural disaster America has ever experienced, certainly in my lifetime. Not since Hurricane […]

This week’s Bible study will be part 2 of Luke chapter 16

Jesus, Rich People, and the Story of Lazarus [Luke chapter 16, verses 16-31] To view this in any browser, click here! 🙂 Previously, when we closed out our study of the first half of chapter 16, Jesus was rebuking the Pharisees because they were sneering at him for telling them they could serve God or […]

President Trump and James Comey should stop accusing one another

Regarding Judging or Accusing Other People: Those Who Call Us Liars Should Examine Themselves by Pastor Paul J. Bern Having trouble reading this? Click here! 🙂 Watching this past week’s spectacle in Washington surrounding Russia-gate, former FBI director James Comey’s firing, and his subsequent testimony under oath has reminded me once again about the folly […]

An American Microcosm

A Microcosm of the USA and Christianity by Pastor Paul J. Bern To view this in your browser, click here! 🙂 The events of this past week have left the office of the American presidency in shambles, made the US the laughingstock of the world, and I – for one – am appalled at the […]

The Trump White House Has Given a Black Eye to the Conservatives Who Voted Him Into Power

The ‘Spiritual, Not Religious’ Gospel of Progressive Christianity Grows as More Become Disenchanted With Traditional Religion by Pastor Paul J. Bern To view this in a browser, click here! 🙂 So-called “experts” call them “unaffiliated,” as in a recent Pew poll, or “nones” – or even just ‘not very religious.’ A 2013 poll by the […]

This Year For the Holidays, Less Is More

Making Do With Less In A Season of Excess by Pastor Paul J. Bern Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone as the Christmas holidays approach, it is time for all of us to change our focus from the acquisition of material wealth to that of intangible enrichment, such as our health, well being, peace […]

Using God’s Word to Fight Back

Ways to Fight Back Against an Evil and Dangerous World By Rev. Paul J. Bern America’s electoral process plows ahead towards what could turn out to be a Constitutional meltdown, although I sure hope not. Meanwhile, ever greater numbers of our senior citizens live into their 100’s while mired in poverty. The horrific specter of […]